The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in October and the unemployment rate fell sharply even as Americans continue to grapple with Covid-19 and its dampening impact on business.The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 638,000 and the unemployment rate was at 6.9%, both better than expectations of 530,000 jobs added and an unemployment rate of 7.7%.- Advertisement – The professional and business services sector was a bright spot in October with a net addition of 208,000 jobs. The government said about half of that gain was thanks to the hiring of temporary help workers.Employment also increased in services to buildings and dwellings (+19,000), computer systems design and related services (+16,000), and management and technical consulting services (+15,000).“Notable job gains occurred over the month in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction,” the government said in a release.“Retail trade added 104,000 jobs, with almost one-third of the gain in electronics and appliance stores (+31,000),” the Labor Department added. “Employment also rose in motor vehicle and parts dealers (+23,000), furniture and home furnishings stores (+14,000), clothing and clothing accessories stores (+13,000), general merchandise stores (+10,000), and nonstore retailers (+9,000).”— CNBC’s Nate Rattner and Crystal Mercedes contributed reporting. The sector, which added 271,000 jobs last month, saw about 80% of that growth from restaurants and bars that rehired workers even as the U.S. set records for new daily Covid-19 infections. Despite the labor market’s stronger October, employment was below its February level by 10.1 million, or 6.6%.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – While much of the month’s upside came from the food service industry, some of the largest losses came from the public sector. Government employment fell by 268,000 across federal, state and local levels.Government hiring has been choppy in recent months thanks to a combination of volatility in federal hiring for the 2020 Census as well as weak demand for workers at public schools and universities.On the federal level, the Labor Department said government employment decreased by 138,000 thanks to a loss of 147,000 temporary 2020 Census workers. On the state and local levels, education employment fell by 61,400 and 97,800, respectively. CNBC studied the net changes by industry for October jobs based on data contained in the employment report.The leisure and hospitality industry continued its rebound after the coronavirus and efforts to contain its spread walloped spending at restaurants, hotels and bars earlier in the year. – Advertisement –
Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto has asked traditional markets across the country to remain open to prevent sellers from incurring losses caused by the government’s social restriction measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.Sellers at traditional markets in 285 cities and regencies recently reported that their revenues had fallen 39 percent while retailers have seen a 90 percent drop in revenue, said the minister. As a result, some sellers have closed their shops, resulting in a 29 percent decline in the number of sellers at traditional markets.Last year, more than 2.8 million sellers traded at over 15,600 markets across the country, according to data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS). “We have to solve this as soon as possible so that small sellers, enterprises, farmers, fishermen and breeders who sell their products to the markets do not suffer further losses,” Agus, a National Awakening Party (PKB) politician, said in a statement released on Saturday.Read also: Shop from Home program revives traditional markets affected by COVID-19Customers have stopped going to markets to shop for groceries in compliance with the government’s social restrictions to contain the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak, which has infected more than 11,000 people nationwide.Agus said markets could stay open while complying with health protocols and by offering online grocery shopping services like those in Jakarta. Markets could also split sellers into two groups so that they could take turns operating. Topics : City-owned market operator PD Pasar Jaya, which manages more than 105,200 stalls at 153 markets across Jakarta, is facilitating online shopping by providing a list of sellers’ phone numbers on its website and social media accounts, allowing customers to directly contact sellers and have them deliver groceries via app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi).House of Representatives Commission VI overseeing trade and small and medium enterprises (SME) agreed with the minister. Faisol Riza, the commission chairman from the PKB, said regional administrations could move some sellers to temporary markets in cleaner and more open spaces, such as parking lots, so that trading could continue to take place.Read also: Salatiga opens traditional market with physical distancing requirements in place“Commission VI wants traditional markets to continue operating but does not want them to become places where the coronavirus spreads,” Aria Bima, the commission’s vice chairman from the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), was quoted as saying in the same statement.Therefore, the head of Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force, Doni Monardo, said his office would issue an edict to allow traditional markets to operate so long as vendors complied with health protocols, such as wearing masks and gloves and washing their hands regularly.
Dembele has struggled with injuries at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho sits atop that wishlist, but United will find it tough to convince the forward to snub interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Barcelona.United’s transfer plans are likely to be disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced football in Spain and Great Britain to be suspended.Premier League chiefs are hopeful postponed games can be played during the summer, which could see the opening of the upcoming transfer window delayed.MORE: Barcelona accidentally leak new Manchester United home kit for 2020/21 seasonMORE: Emre Can raves about ‘world-class’ Manchester United transfer target Jadon SanchoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Coral BarrySunday 19 Apr 2020 5:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Ousmane Dembele asks Anthony Martial about Manchester United transfer Martial is international team-mates with Dembele (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are weighing up a transfer move for Ousmane Dembele and the Barcelona star has asked Anthony Martial about life at Old Trafford, reports say.Dembele, 22, has found life at Barcelona difficult since his big-move switch from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, struggling with injuries and form.The Frenchman has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and Spanish publication Sport claim Arsenal and United are making checks on Dembele.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTBoth Arsenal and United are seeking information not only about Dembele’s injury woes, but about how his personal life might or might not contribute to his issues at Barcelona.AdvertisementAdvertisementMartial is international team-mates with Dembele and has been at United for five years.Dembele has sought Martial’s advice about a transfer to United, but the details of their conversation or what the attacker might have told his compatriot is unknown.United are on the hunt for a new attacker and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has drawn up several potential targets. Advertisement
Some major asset owners remain unconvinced about the importance of diverse workforces, according to research by think tank New Financial.In a report published this month – Diversity from an Investor’s Perspective – the organisation said it had found a notable division in mindset between those that believed diversity was important and those that did not.“Despite pressure from government, regulators, peers and society to challenge a lack of diversity in the workforce, there is still a widely held and deeply entrenched belief in the investment industry that improving diversity compromises returns, and/or comes at a cost that is not worth paying,” it said.Some “believers” saw diversity as part of their fiduciary duty, New Financial said, but others feared a focus on diversity could be a violation of fiduciary duty. State Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ statue was moved from Wall Street in New York to Paternoster Square in London, close to the London Stock ExchangeThe group’s report analysed responses from 100 asset owners around the world, and built on previous research into the subject published last year. The 2018 report found “broad consensus across the investment industry that diverse voices enhance investment performance by increasing diversity of thought, which in turn improves decision making, investment idea generation and guards against group think”.The 2019 report found that the most commonly cited reasons for improving workforce diversity were:to improve decision-making;to attract and retain talent;to innovate and compete;to reflect members and communities; andto enhance financial performance.New Financial said these reasons were “not mutually exclusive; rather they overlap and reinforce each other”.Research for the 2019 report – which was conducted with the UK’s Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and supported by law firm Pinsent Masons – gathered information on asset owners that had been identified as “the most progressive on diversity”.European pension funds surveyed include the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Alecta, Railpen and Rabobank Pensioenfonds. Progressive asset owners and the most forward-looking firms from other parts of the investment sector were developing and refining their messages to bring round sceptics, it said.“For those asset owners in our sample that said diversity enhances financial performance, the business case is clear,” the report said.However, many among the unconvinced wanted to see hard data showing that using diverse fund managers would improve returns. “Such a data set is a tricky proposition and the evidence is unclear,” New Financial stated.
Typical warshipEgypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will meet with France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls who will be in Cairo for two days to discuss cooperation on war against terrorism and economic ties.The arms deal by Egypt worth 1.2 billion with France has army equipment such as fighter jets, warships and aircraft carriers.Egypt’s President has visited France numerous times since he was elected. The two countries last year trade was worth at least 3 billion dollars.
6 Views no discussions LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday May 11, 2012 by: – May 12, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Share ** Discover Dominica Authority observes Courtesy Week**Discover Dominica Authority in collaboration with the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and Ministry of Tourism observed the week of May 8 to May 11 2012 as Courtesy Week. This formed part of the Tourism Awareness Month activities. The objective of the week is to promote the understanding and the value of respect, discipline, good manners and positive social interaction to the development of tourism. During the week long activities the authority highlighted the important practices to maintain as a hospitable people and as a destination seeking to succeed in the Tourism Industry. The DDA organized radio discussions and airing of customer service tips to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in the development of tourism. The Authority hopes to continue with different activities throughout the year at schools and to the general public as reminders. Throughout the week persons were ask to smile “Just Smile”; a simple act of courtesy which can change the day of a visitor, a friend or a fellow Dominican. Throughout this week persons were also ask to take heed of the tips which were aired daily on the media.**Tourism Awareness Month Marketing Symposium**As part of the Tourism Awareness Month activities The Discover Dominica organized a marketing workshop on Tuesday May 8th at the Garraway Hotel. The Authority recognizes the value and “pull that national and cultural events have within the tourism industry and therefore took the initiative to invite members of the cultural community and key stakeholders in the industry such as artists/ entertainers/events coordinators and agencies with a marketing or export mandate on ideas for developing a marketing strategy and marketing activities for Dominica’s culture and festivals. The marketing strategies developed from the symposium will be used for marketing and promoting Dominica’s event and culture with a view to increasing the visitor arrivals and expenditures. **Health & Wellness Expo**As part of Tourism Awareness Month of activities, the fourth annual health and wellness expo was held last weekend. The expo focused on the promotion of natural health and wellness services and products and includes exhibitions on herbal medicine, yoga, aromatherapy and natural cosmetics. Presentations were also held on meditation, Touch for Health, Biochemistry, Raw Food, Pain free birth and martial arts. The Expo was coordinated by Terri Henry who is a health and wellness consultant provided further strengthens the health and wellness market that the Discover Dominica Authority is continuing to promote and develop.**Tourism Awareness Month – Portsmouth cleanup campaign**The Discover Dominica Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Cobra Tours will be undertaking a massive cleanup and beautification campaign in the town of Portsmouth on Saturday May 12th, 2012 from 7:00am. The designated area for the cleanup is from Secret Bay to Belle Hall Beach. A short ceremony will precede the event. The Authority is pleased with the many sponsors who have agreed to participate in the cleanup campaign. The entire community of Portsmouth and environs, and all tourism partners are invited to support the event.Press Release
* repatriated overseas workers – reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test at port of entry, then quarantine (until the release of test result) * visual data to establish patterns and trends, and identify clusters * invest in backbone information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure to support electronic governance * look for alternative markets * formulate policies and protocols to address efficiency and ensures less than 24-hour quick turnaround of results * enhance testing and contact tracing * facilitate free movement of people to enable labor mobility and promote domestic tourism * relevant government agencies may be tapped such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority A technical working group would be created to further flesh out the doable details for immediate implementation. * strengthen intra-regional market linkages and supply chains of local producers At the meeting Wednesday morning at Treñas’ office were governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz, Florencio Miraflores of Aklan, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental and his economic adviser former Negros Occidental congressman Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, former Guimaras congressman JC Rahman Nava, and former Bacolod City congressman John Orola representing Mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. * local governments units should provide assistance in terms of new equipment, supply of raw materials and training Western Visayas shifted to modified general community quarantine on June 1 from 73 days of being under enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine since March when there were restrictions on the movement of people and operation of businesses and industries. Public health safety precautions, however, must be observed. All passengers disembarking at any port of entry in Western Visayas must register at StaySafe.ph app for COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing purposes. * local chief executives should study the supply and demand of products in their areas to determine which products from other areas could be allowed to enter the region All symptomatic and/or reactive individuals at any point of entry must be isolated in designated quarantine facilities. Region 6 is the fifth largest economy in the Philippines outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in 2018. * promote domestic tourism FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE SCALE-UP PRODUCTION * facilitate bulk purchasing of consumables * ensure sustainability “We must work together para mapadasig ang economic recovery sang region,” said Treñas. “We have to prove that we have economic resilience. Ang aton pumoluyo waay trabaho. Nabudlayan ang private sector mag-venture. The government should step in kag mangita projects nga may economic returns.” * intra-regional travel * set up contact tracing center with full manpower complement * promote goods and products from the region and have preferential trade treatment for these ICT ILOILO City – The provincial governors of Western Visayas and Mayor Jerry Treñas of this city identified five “areas of cooperation” to rev up the region’s economy slowed down by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. SO MUCH FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. Top leaders of Region 6 discuss at the office of Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas ways to restart the local economy on June 10, 2020. From left (back facing the camera): Governors Rhdora Cadiao of Antique, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental, former Guimaras congressman Rahman Nava and Aklan’s Gov. Florencio Miraflores. From left (facing the camera): former Bacolod City congressman John Orola, Capiz’s Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., Treñas, and former Negros Occidental congressman Albee Benitez. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * locally stranded individuals – rapid test at port of entry; 14-day quarantine if test result is non-reactive; if reactive, RT-PCR test must be conducted * enable labor mobility IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEM * scale-up production of high-demand products All in-bound individuals from any point of origin outside Western Visayas are subject to the following: The region registered a gross domestic product of 9.4 percent in 2015, 8.4 percent in 2016, 8.6 percent in 2017, but it slowed down in 2018 at 6.1 percent. The sooner these are implemented, the better for Region 6’s economy, said Treñas. * improve health system capacity primarily in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing “I think timeline is soon. By June 15 basi magkambyo quarantine classification ta,” he explained. * local government must digital technology to report and monitor COVID patients and contacts, and analyze data INTRA-REGIONAL MARKET These areas of cooperation should not be difficult to implement, according to Benitez. These were identified and agreed upon two years ago yet by governors and congressmen of the Visayas bloc, he pointed out. * identify needs of laboratories * use digital technology for systematic contact tracing * all in-bound travelers must register at StaySafe.ph app * model different scenarios * assist laboratories throughout accreditation process “We understand that the adverse economic impact of the pandemic is the billions,” said Benitez. These areas of cooperation are the following: The region transitioned to modified general community quarantine on June 1. The national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is expected to make another announcement on the quarantine level on or before June 15. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon recently urged the Western Visayas Regional Development Council to craft a roadmap aimed at sustaining the region’s growth and development that has been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The formulation and implementation of this roadmap is very timely and critical. This roadmap will provide us a clear direction of where we are today and where we are headed. No province should be left behind. We will move forward as one region,” said Drilon./PN
ROUTE 2:1) Overland Adventurers2) Sonic Hunters3) Always On Target – president LAST weekend’s Demerara Rotary Club Off-road rally in the Linden, Soesdyke and Marudi areas was deemed a success according to its president, Hansraj Singh.Singh, who spoke to the media at the conclusion of the event said, “We had a lot of participants turn out to the event. We felt that we had more than we were realistically aiming for, but we were able to pull off an issue free event.”“Many of the drivers and riders commended us after, asking us when it is we plan to do the next event and it is something we may consider soon.”The event took place over four routes with individual route champions also being crowned.Pure Racing# 40 took the overall bike class with overall Vehicle winner being Happiest men alive.For the Bikes Route one, It was Keith Fernandes finishing ahead of the two Pure Racing teams 40 and 41 while Route two featured Pure Racing winning ahead of Glen Pasley and S. Gooding.Pure racing #40 took the third stage ahead of Pure Racing #41 with Fernandes finishing third while the final route finished with Pure Racing number 40 ahead of the 41 team and S. Gooding.The overall Vehicle results are as follows ROUTE 1: 1) Putagee Mafia #132) BAL Terrain Warrior #3) Palladium Swamp Machine #20 ROUTE 3:1) Overland Adventurers2) Always On Target3) Happiest Men Alive ROUTE 4:1) Japarts2) Jungle juice3) Serenity: The real Offroaders
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, March 12, 2013â€¢7:50 a.m. Penny L Watts, 43, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear and charged with a seat belt violation.â€¢8 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 600 block N. A, Wellington. Items were eventually recovered.â€¢11:45 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect on March 11, 2013 in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢12:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 900 block S. Cherry, Wellington. Items were recovered.Âª1:40 p.m. Desiree D. Jordan, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large, no Wellington tags, and no rabies vaccination.â€¢2:47 p.m. Officers made a warrant arrest in the 200 block N. B, Wellington.â€¢2:47 p.m.Â Juvenile male, 12, Wellington was arrested and confined on a commitment order through Sumner County.â€¢2:52 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was arrested and confined on a commitment order through Â Â Â Â Sumner County.â€¢2:56 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was arrested and confined on a commitment order through Sumner County.â€¢3 p.m. Officers investigated theft by a known suspect in the 1100 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢3:08 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear and charged with seat belt violation.â€¢4:23 p.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of property by known suspects in the 600 block N. C, Wellington.â€¢5:40 p.m. Officers investigated burglary of unknown suspects in the 100 block W. 11th, Wellington.â€¢Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.â€¢Jared T. Haines, 29, Wellington was served a summons to appear for a charge of disorderly conduct.â€¢9:33 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block E. Harvey, Wellington.
Kyle Hoffmanby Kyle Hoffman, Kansas State Representative of 116th District â€” The Legislature is nearing the time when we will recess on April 5. There are lots of things going on that are of interest to the citizens of Kansas, so I will try to highlight some of them.Education and the Gannon Supreme Court RulingThe Supreme Court ruling on the Gannon lawsuit was handed down on March 7. This lawsuit had been going on for several years and was filed on the basis of adequacy and equity among school districts. This ruling is complicated but recognizes that total dollars spent is not the only solution but that the focus should be on supporting teachers and improving student outcomes. Based on a previous decision in a 1989 Kentucky Supreme Court ruling, Rose v. Council for Better Education, Inc., there was a specific set of standards that constitute an adequate education.The district court was directed to use that test to determine adequacy in the Kansas education system. As for the equity part, the court has outlined the test that â€œschool districts must have reasonably equal access to substantially similar educational opportunity through similar tax effort.â€ Since the ruling was received, the Governor, House, and Senate are meeting to determine the best manner in which to fulfill this mission. It will entail determining school financing as well as providing the best educational opportunities for Kansas children.The Appropriations Committee will be discussing this issue and will have a plan to address the equity portion of the ruling prior to the first adjournment on April 5. This will be of considerable benefit to rural schools, as they do not have the funding abilities of larger urban districts. Let me stress to you that as your representative, education is a top priority for me and the Republican PartySeismic Activity in Southwest KansasFor the last few weeks, there has been considerable seismic activity in and around southwest Kansas. Since 2009, Oklahoma has also seen an increase and has been monitoring the activity for the last several years. At this time, there arenâ€™t any specific identifiable causes, since seismic activity has gone on in previous years, but not to that extent.The Committee on Appropriations is considering HB 2763, which is â€œan act concerning the abandoned oil and gas well fund, transfer of moneys; expanding and developing the state seismic monitoring network; and would amend and repeal existing statutes.â€ I will be watching this closely and will keep you informed about the progress of this issue.CDLs and Commercial RegulationsIn my last newsletter, I told you about the CDLs and Commercial Regulations. A hearing on HB 2748 was held last Thursday where there was considerable testimony presented. The Kansas Highway Patrol is opposing this bill based on safety issues and decreased federal funding. Another meeting is scheduled this week to work on the issues, and hopefully, will be a satisfactory solution for all concerned.ROZ ExpansionHB 2417 passed out of my committee and the House and is now in the Senate for its approval. I will keep you informed as to the progress. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Pages and VisitorsLast week, I had the privilege of having four students from Conway High School serve as pages. They were Garrett Hartman, Molly Hullinger, Kyla Reep, and Leora Seiler. They attended the morning session of the House, toured the Capitol, and even went at least part of the way to the dome. Pictures with the Governor, when he is here, are taken with each group. Today, two students from Peyton and Ethan Jellison, paged, along with their parents and grandmother visiting. I am always happy to have pages attend so they can get glimpse of what goes on during the session. There might be a few vacancies left for this session, so if anyone is interested, call and see if we can work you in. The contact number is 785-296-7643.Iâ€™m also always happy to arrange a time to meet with you individually here in Topeka, but even if you are unable to come to Topeka, please contact me anytime; Iâ€™m always interested in hearing your thoughts on what youâ€™re hearing around the district. Itâ€™s very helpful for me when I have reliable feedback.After the three-week break in April, the Legislature will return on April 30 and remain in session until we are finished. The 90th day of the session is May 15, so it is hoped everything can be accomplished by then.Please remember bills and other helpful information can be easily accessed through the legislatureâ€™s website at www.kslegislature.com.Contact InformationMy office is 481-W, State Capitol Building, Topeka KS 66612Tel # 785-296-7643 or 800-432-3924; email firstname.lastname@example.org.My district mailing address is 1318 Avenue T, Coldwater, KS 67029, Tel # 620-582-2217As always, I welcome your comments as I work through this session. I want to thank you for this opportunity and I consider representing you a great honor.Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbors in District 116.